Salem, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Salem is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Salem is much lower than Florida average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #278
The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.
Volcano Index, #1
The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.
Tornado Index, #1015
The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.
Other Weather Extremes Events
A total of 819 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Salem, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||35||Hail:||168||Heat:||2||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||13||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||6|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||426||Tropical Storm:||20||Wildfire:||14||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Salem, FL.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Salem, FL.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Salem, FL.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 21 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Salem, FL.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|11.9||1972-10-27||2||29°49'N / 83°35'W||29°46'N / 83°35'W||3.40 Miles||50 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Taylor|
|12.0||1957-09-30||2||29°50'N / 83°35'W||0||0||0K||0||Taylor|
|12.4||2008-03-07||2||29°49'N / 83°36'W||29°49'N / 83°35'W||0||2||500K||0K||Taylor|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A waterspout came ashore as a tornado at Keaton Beach. Damage began along Keaton Beach Drive, just south of Beach Road, and continued east to Marina Drive where most of the significant damage occurred. Sporadic tree and power line damage was observed near Marina Drive. Fifteen homes between Marina Drive and Keaton Beach Drive sustained minor to moderate roof damage. Several decks on these homes failed. One home was destroyed when it was blown off its foundation and tossed into the road. Two injuries were reported. A few small boats were lofted into the air, with one boat moved over 100 feet. The tornado quickly lifted over an open area east of Marina Drive. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A brief, but extensive severe weather episode occurred across the Florida Big Bend during the morning of March 7, 2008. There were widespread reports of straight line wind damage across the area, with two confirmed tornadoes reported by NWS survey teams. There was also some urban street flooding in Tallahassee. Nearly 10,000 Tallahassee customers were without power.|
|21.6||1975-02-06||2||30°00'N / 83°12'W||30°02'N / 83°02'W||10.30 Miles||100 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Lafayette|
|23.1||1984-02-27||3||30°03'N / 83°10'W||30°02'N / 83°03'W||7.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Lafayette|
|27.5||1970-08-25||2||29°56'N / 82°57'W||0||0||0K||0||Lafayette|
|30.2||1970-07-03||2||29°46'N / 82°53'W||0||0||3K||0||Gilchrist|
|32.1||1975-02-06||2||30°02'N / 83°02'W||30°05'N / 82°50'W||12.60 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Suwannee|
|33.6||1983-04-23||2||29°43'N / 82°54'W||29°52'N / 82°45'W||11.00 Miles||80 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Gilchrist|
|35.2||1954-06-10||2||30°09'N / 82°57'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Suwannee|
|35.6||1956-09-24||2||29°54'N / 82°48'W||0||0||25K||0||Suwannee|
|37.9||1972-12-21||2||30°15'N / 83°12'W||30°22'N / 83°03'W||12.20 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Suwannee|
|39.4||1956-09-24||2||30°17'N / 83°45'W||5.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Taylor|
|39.6||1998-09-29||2||30°18'N / 83°06'W||30°21'N / 83°06'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||5||600K||0||Suwannee|
|Brief Description: The tornado demolished seven homes and damaged at least 5 others. Two residents received serious injuries.|
|41.2||1969-12-25||2||30°24'N / 83°18'W||0||1||3K||0||Madison|
|42.3||1988-11-05||2||30°22'N / 83°21'W||30°28'N / 83°15'W||8.00 Miles||50 Yards||1||3||25K||0||Madison|
|43.0||1983-04-23||2||29°52'N / 82°45'W||29°56'N / 82°36'W||4.00 Miles||80 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Columbia|
|44.5||2001-03-13||2||30°21'N / 83°02'W||30°25'N / 83°04'W||3.50 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||80K||0||Hamilton|
|Brief Description: One mobile home and one church were destroyed. Two vehicles damaged. Tornado ranged from F0-F2 and skipped along the path. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down.|
|46.9||1965-06-15||2||30°24'N / 83°00'W||0||0||3K||0||Suwannee|
|47.4||1988-04-19||3||30°27'N / 83°25'W||30°32'N / 83°12'W||12.00 Miles||300 Yards||4||18||25.0M||0||Madison|
|47.6||1957-06-08||2||29°38'N / 82°37'W||0||0||3K||0||Alachua|
* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.